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Antigone lines 162-331

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ὑμᾶς δ᾽ ἐγὼ πομποῖσιν ἐκ πάντων δίχα
ἔστειλ᾽ ἱκέσθαι τοῦτο μὲν τὰ Λαΐου
σέβοντας εἰδὼς εὖ θρόνων ἀεὶ κράτη,
τοῦτ᾽ αὖθις, ἡνίκ᾽ Οἰδίπους ὤρθου πόλιν,
κἀπεὶ διώλετ᾽, ἀμφὶ τοὺς κείνων ἔτι
παῖδας μένοντας ἐμπέδοις φρονήμασιν.

What is τὰ doing there in the second line? I can only make sense of it if I read it as τὰ Λαΐου ...κράτη. But isn’t that too much hyperbaton even for a Greek tragic poet?

249-253: ...
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Adding Diacritical Marks to Greek Texts


The following two texts are from the image above. They are without diacritical marks. Can someone add diacritical marks to the two below texts so that they may correspond to the texts in the scanned copy?

A.: “Και φυτευσει την σκηνην του πραιτωριου αυτου 'Απεδνω μεταξυ των θαλασσων εν ορει ενδοξω και αγιω, και ηξει εως τελους αυτου.”

Σ.: “Και εκτενει τας σκηνας του ιπποστασιου αυτου μεταξυ των θαλασσων εις το ορος της δυναμεως ...
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Antigone, lines 101-161

First chorus. Not easy, but not as impossibly difficult as I had feared. Nevertheless, some questions.

A very ignorant question first: all those alfa’s instead of eta’s that must be Doric, right? Are there other Doric influences to look out for?

124-125: τοῖος ἀμφὶ νῶτ᾽ ἐτάθη
πάταγος Ἄρεος, ἀντιπάλῳ δυσχείρωμα δράκοντος.
So, the battle is raging behind the back of Polyneices (for presumably he is fighting in front of his army as suits a true ...
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Xenophon, Anabasis I.III.9.8-10: What is the subject?

I am wondering what the subject of the subordinate clause introduced by "δῆλον ὅτι" is. Is it "τὰ Κύρου", or is it "τὰ Κύρου πρὸς ἡμᾶς"?

"Ἄνδρες στρατιῶται, τὰ μὲν δὴ Κύρου δῆλον ὅτι οὕτως ἔχει πρὸς ἡμᾶς ὥσπερ τὰ ἡμέτερα πρὸς ἐκεῖνον..." (Xenophon, Anabasis I.III.9.8-10)
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Crosby and heavy type

I am more or less a native American English speaker and know a lot of Chinese. I think there may be yet another issue.

"What use of the noun do the heavy type endings suggest?"

In my opinion, this sentence is neither idiomatic nor grammatical in standard American English. I had to read it three or four times to understand what it meant. In standard American English, this would be:

"What use of the noun ...
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Whose works survived better?

Among the writers who wrote in Homeric Greek or Attic/Atticised Greek before the Middle Ages, whose works survived better? Is Lucian the man? Should the topic be further narrowed down and specified, I am concerned especially with non-technical (e.g. non-scientific) writers, and concerned with number of words rather than number of "works".

I would be grateful if someone would give or point me to information on the topic, for I do not know how I ...
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help with Greek scholia

Greetings! I'm trying to translate the following chunk of the Iliad scholia:

ἐμφρόνως καὶ συνετῶς διείλεκται πάντα ὁ Πάτροκλος. ἐνσέσεισται οὖν ἐκ τῆς Ὀδυσσείας ὁ στίχος· ἐκεῖ γὰρ τὰς ψυχὰς εἴδωλα σκιώδη φρονήσεως ἀμέτοχα ὑπέθετο. ἢ φρένας λέγει οὐ τὸ διανοητικόν, ἀλλὰ μέρος τι τῶν ἐντὸς σώματος, ὡς καὶ ἀλλαχοῦ „ἔν τε φρένες ἧπαρ ἔχουσι“ (ι 301) καὶ πάλιν „ἔνθ' ἄρα τε φρένες ἔρχαται“ (Π 481). ἔστιν οὖν ἀπὸ μέρους τὸ ὅλον σῶμα. οὕτως Ἀριστοφάνης ...
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Herodotus 3.15.4 - death by bull's blood

Νῦν δὲ μηχανώμενος κακὰ ὁ Ψαμμήνιτος ἔλαβε τὸν μισθόν· ἀπιστὰς γὰρ Αἰγυπτίους ἥλω· ἐπείτε δὲ ἐπάιστος ἐγένετο ὑπὸ Καμβύσεω, αἷμα ταύρου πιὼν ἀπέθανε παραχρῆμα. Οὕτω δὴ οὗτος ἐτελεύτησε.

"In this case, Psammenitos got his reward for devising evil, for he was caught tempting Egyptians to rebel. As soon as he was discovered by Cambyses, he drank bull's blood and died immediately. That's how he died."

Recently, I went through a pile of old Finnish ...
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Anyone interested in creating an Athenaze study group?

Looks like I missed the first one that was around in 2014. If you're interested please comment, I'd love to learn Greek with you guys!
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